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EIBF 2023: Kate Mosse – Romance and Revenge on the Barbary Coast

Kate Mosse and Val McDermid sat down together on the last day of the Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss feminism, crime fiction, The Women’s Prize for Fiction, and –…

EIBF 2023: Val McDermid: A Life in Writing

Perhaps befitting of the best-selling crime author, Val McDermid’s EIBF appearance on Monday 21st August opened with a long sponsorship video from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. The evening event…

EIBF 2023: Carol Ann Duffy

Few of the guests at the Edinburgh International Book Festival have the creative freedom or the boldness of Carol Ann Duffy. However, as a former Poet Laureate and one of…

EIBF 2023: Don Paterson

Don Paterson’s appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Wednesday 16th August was met with rapturous applause in the ECA’s Sculpture Hall. Accompanying the award-winning Dundonian poet was the…

EIBF 2023: Flora Fraser on Flora MacDonald

Flora Fraser’s talk at the Edinburgh Book Festival was less of a book event and more of a history lesson. Fraser, who came across as a true and classy expert…

EIBF 2023: Chris Bryant and Isobel Hardman – the government we deserve?

Never trust a politician. It’s one of the great assumptions of our political climate, and it’s true for many of the 650 sitting MPs we have in Westminster. Yet after…

EIBF 2023: Scottish BPOC Writers Network

BPOC’s panel at the Edinburgh International Book Festival attracted a younger and more diverse crowd than other events. Before the chair could introduce this event’s speakers, however, an event coordinator…

EIBF 2023: John King, Alan Warner & Irvine Welsh: Comedies of No Manners

After attending Jackie Kay’s launch of her new collection, A Life in Protest, at EIBF on Saturday afternoon, I was surprised to find an entirely different audience that evening for…